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Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, Designing Worlds visits the new Second Life Continent of Bellisseria, where the new style Linden Homes are located, discovering the amazing communities that are are growing there and seeing some of the things that people have done with their new homes, as well as how the Lindens and the Moles have created some fascinating public spaces that enhance the communities.

DW410 – Bellisseria Community from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In the show, we meet three of the people behind the Bellisseria Citizens Group, an important unifying force in the community: Mirah Vieria, Gingir Ghoststar and North Crannock. They tell us how the community has grown over the last seven months since we first visited – when the land was uninhabited and new. We visit the Fairgrounds, where residents can hold events, and some of the other cool places to hang out – both Mole-created and resident designed.

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Lindens (and the Moles) are catering for a wide variety of interests in Bellisseria, such as horse riders, dog owners and railway enthusiasts and – much to her delight – Saffia gets to swim with the Mers of Belliseria!

And we sent our intrepid photographer Wildstar Beaumont off with a very, very long list of the highlights of Bellisseria – it’s well worth seeing what he captured!

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s also guaranteed to make you want your own new Linden Home – at least, Saffia went out after the show and got her own Linden Home (one of the smaller sized trailers) then had enormous fun furnishing it – and all on 175 land impact.

 

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For more information the Bellisseria Citizens Group see:
Web Address: http://bit.ly/BellisseriaCitizens
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3045851975489197/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/3163720@N23/

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today Designing Worlds is visiting the new Second Life Continent of Bellisseria, where the new style Linden Homes are located,  discovering the amazing communities that are are growing there and seeing some of the things that people have done with their new homes.

From 2pm today, 25th November, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the show, we meet three of the people behind the Bellisseria Citizens Group, an important unifying force in the community: Mirah Vieria, Gingir Ghoststar and North Crannock. They tell us how the community has grown over the last seven months since we first visited – when the land was uninhabited and new. We visit the Fairgrounds, where residents can hold events, and some of the other cool places to hang out – both Mole-created and resident designed.

The Lindens (and the Moles) are catering for a wide variety of interests in Bellisseria, such as horse riders, dog owners and railway enthusiasts and – much to her delight – Saffia gets to swim with the Mers of Belliseria!

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we sent our intrepid photographer Wildstar Beaumont off with a very, very long list of the highlights of Bellisseria – it’s well worth seeing what he captured!

This is a really fascinating show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s also guaranteed to make you want your own new Linden Home – at least, Saffia went out after the show and got her own Linden Home (one of the smaller sized trailers) then had enormous fun furnishing it – and all on 175 land impact.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

For more information the Bellisseria Citizens Group see:
Web Address: http://bit.ly/BellisseriaCitizens
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3045851975489197/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/3163720@N23/

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For more information about Linden Homes see:
The Linden Homes wiki page: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:New_Linden_Homes_2019
Booking the Fairgrounds: http://bit.ly/2Ogruls

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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from Wildstar Beaumont's archive

from Wildstar Beaumont’s archive

As we promised when we showed the first of these two linked shows a few weeks ago, we’re returning to one of our history epsiodes where – in celebration of our tenth anniversary – we ran a series of shows looking at the events of all the intervening years. In this second episode in the series, we look back to 2008 – 2009, right back to when Designing Worlds’ emerged from its beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

You can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: http://bit.ly/2p2zHzF and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: http://bit.ly/2MzoIqv. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams where you suspect there’ll be some chat about the good old days. Why not come as you were?

Anatomica at RFL10

Anatomica at RFL10

In today’s episode we revisit the early years, and once more we’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from those early shows, including our very first visit to the Home and Garden Expo, a glimpse of the 2008 Relay for Life builds, our very first Babbage show … and much more!

And we end with one of the most moving regions we have ever visited … and it’s still there!

1st World War Poetry Archive

1st World War Poetry Archive

Places to visit featured on today’s show:
Most of these have gone, but you can still visit New Babbage (although you’d be wish NOT to explore any tunnels that run under Clockhaven)
1st World War Poetry Archive

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Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we visited Nonprofit Commons, the location for a number of not-for-profit organisations in Second Life, and learnt about how Nonprofit Commons works, and also looked at the projects being undertaken by the individual organisations.

DW409 – Non-Profit Commons from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talked to Buffy Beale who, together with Rhiannon Chatnoir, is one of the people behind Nonprofit Commons, and about her own organisation – Bridges for Women Society, based in British Columbia, which has a location on the Nonprofit Commons estate.

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talked to the Co-Chair of Nonprofit Commons, Zinnia Zauber of Peninsula College, about the courses she runs for her real life students in her area on Nonprofit Commons and to Namaara MacMoragh, of the Brain Energy Support Team and also the Treasurer of Nonprofit Commons, who shared information about their work – and also her thoughts on nonprofit fundraising in virtual worlds. We also met up with talkswithmarie (also known as Red!) to talk about her G.I.R.L.S projects, and Dancers Yao who talked about the Elder Voices project and the work they are doing with the United Nations on Lyme Disease.

Peninsula College, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Peninsula College, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we left the Nonprofit Commons estate to visit Virtual Ability, and spoke with Gentle Heron. Gentle shared with us the benefits the wider not-for-profit community draw from Nonprofit Commons – they good that they do spreads far and wide not just across the grid, but into real life too.

The G.I.R.L.S Project, Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The G.I.R.L.S Project, Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today we visit Nonprofit Commons, the location for a number of not-for-profit organisations in Second Life, and learn about how Nonprofit Commons works, and also look at the projects being undertaken by the individual organisations.

From 2pm today, 11th November, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Buffy Beale who, together with Rhiannon Chatnoir, is one of the people behind Nonprofit Commons, and about her own organisation – Bridges for Women Society, based in British Columbia, which has a location on the Nonprofit Commons estate.

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to the Co-Chair of Nonprofit Commons, Zinnia Zauber of Peninsula College, about the courses she runs for her real life students in her area on Nonprofit Commons and to Namaara MacMoragh, of the Brain Energy Support Team and also the Treasurer of Nonprofit Commons, who shares information about their work – and also her thoughts on nonprofit fundraising in virtual worlds. We also meet up with talkswithmarie (also known as Red!) to talk about her G.I.R.L.S projects, and Dancers Yao who talks about the Elder Voices project and the work they are doing with the United Nations on Lyme Disease.

Elder Voices

Elder Voices

Finally, we leave the Nonprofit Commons estate to visit Virtual Ability, and speak with Gentle Heron. Gentle shares with us the benefits the wider not-for-profit community draw from Nonprofit Commons – they good that they do spreads far and wide not just across the grid, but into real life too.

This is an amazing and important show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

In this show from Designing Worlds, we discuss the newly-available Second Life technology Bakes on Mesh also known as BOM) – what it is and how it can be used.

DW408 – Bakes On Mesh from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’re joined by Vir Linden, Second Life Viewer Manager, and Strawberry Linden, Marketing Content Specialist, to give us the background, and by creators Siddean Munro, the owner of Slink, home of mesh bodies, hands, feet and heads – as well as other things; and Ampersand Artful of Adored, creator of makeup and tattoos – and other avatar elements.

Bakes On Mesh allows you to use those old system clothes you’ve had in your inventory with your BOM-compatible mesh body and head – but that’s just the beginning. Bakes On Mesh also means that we’ll be seeing less of Applier HUDs and their complexities, and the graphics-heavy onion skinning of mesh outfits and make-up, and much more.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

You can see more about Bakes on Mesh in the full version of Strawberry Linden’s video (we show a clip on the show), and there are two tutorials from Ampersand Artful that Strawberry recommends the first being an Introduction to Bakes on Mesh, and the second a Tutorial on How to Use It– something that Ampersand and Siddean also demonstrate on the show.

As this show premiered on November 4th, the day before Firework Night, in the UK, we round off with a special fireworks display at the Designing Worlds studio.

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Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Today we have a really fascinating show as we discuss the newly-available Second Life technology Bakes On Mesh also known as BOM) – what it is and how it can be used.

From 2pm today, 4th November, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

We’re joined by Vir Linden, Second Life Viewer Manager, and Strawberry Linden, Marketing Content Specialist, to give us the background, and by creators Siddean Munro, the owner of Slink, home of mesh bodies, hands, feet and heads – as well as other things; and Ampersand Artful of Adored, creator of makeup and tattoos – and other avatar elements.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Bakes On Mesh allows you to use those old system clothes you’ve had in your inventory with your BOM-compatible mesh body and head – but that’s just the beginning. Bakes On Mesh also means that we’ll be seeing less of Applier HUDs and their complexities, and the graphics-heavy onion skinning of mesh outfits and nake-up, and much more.

As this show premieres on November 4th, the day before Firework Night, in the UK, we round off the show with a special fireworks display at the Designing Worlds studio.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Ampersand Artful

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Ampersand Artful

And there’ll be a live fireworks display at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams too!

As you can see, we have a informative – and fun – show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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